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President Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama smiles as he welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a rainy state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama greets South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is escorted in the rain to his car at the Pentagon on Oct. 12, 2011, after his meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (Associated Press)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says passage of the U.S.-Korea free-trade pact should boost trade between the two countries more than 50 percent by 2015. He spoke at a luncheon Wednesday in Washington. (Associated Press)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok took off Tuesday for their five-day visit to the United States. (Associated Press)

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North Koreans shout slogans during a massive rally in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday, July 4, 2011, to denounce the conservative government of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a "group of unparalleled traitors." (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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At the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Tuesday, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urges North Korea to show responsibility for two deadly attacks last year. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, shakes hands with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS South Korean President Lee Myung-bak looks at North Korea through binoculars Thursday from Yanggu, north of Seoul, as his army and air force staged their largest firing drills of the year.

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** FILE ** South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has a briefing with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File)

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** FILE ** South Korean President Lee Myung-bak attends a briefing at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul in November 2010 as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. (Associated Press)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, talks with Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, second from right, during a security meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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A TV shows image of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in a news program at an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, arrives with Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, second right, at the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has a briefing at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island of Yeonpyeong Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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Joseph S. Blatter, president of the Federation of International Football Association, speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, Pool)